Best Metal Songs of the 70s

Well I'm a more of hard rock fan than metal. But I also listen some metal songs.

But most often I listen to metal songs of 80s or 90s by Iron Maiden or Metallica.

So it was quite difficult for me to choose 70s metal music.

Please add more if I miss something

The Top Ten

Highway Star - Deep Purple Highway Star - Deep Purple Cover Art

This is one of the first metal songs, early speed metal. It's clasically inspired (based on Bach scales) and its solo was the first true metal solo. It's not hard rock - hard rock is blues inspired. - Metal_Treasure

Great drive, fantastic keyboard, great drums, one of the best guitar solos ever.

It's hard rock.

Stargazer - Rainbow Stargazer - Rainbow Cover Art

A 100% metal song. Epic masterpiece from Ritchie Blackmore and Dio (1976). - Metal_Treasure

Child In Time - Deep Purple Child In Time - Deep Purple Cover Art
Victim of Changes - Judas Priest Victim of Changes - Judas Priest Cover Art

This is a great song but it's actually blues rock - a bit heavier blues rock but still blues elements are too noticeable. Yet, their song Beyond The Realms Of Death is metal as well as some others. - Metal_Treasure

Whiskey woman don't you know you're driving me insane? One of the best songs from one of the best albums of the 70s. - SoldierOfFortune

Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest Cover Art

One of the greatest metal songs I know. Excellent. Chills up and down my spine. - Metal_Treasure

A Light In the Black - Rainbow A Light In the Black - Rainbow Cover Art

Epic yet very fast song with the most impressive metal guitar solo of the 70s (Ritchie Blackmore). The solo is long, fast, technical and melodic. - Metal_Treasure

Paranoid - Black Sabbath Paranoid - Black Sabbath Cover Art

It's not a metal song in the strict sense. Just saying. - Metal_Treasure

War Pigs - Black Sabbath War Pigs - Black Sabbath Cover Art
Iron Man - Black Sabbath Iron Man - Black Sabbath Cover Art
Working Man - Rush Working Man - Rush Cover Art

Though it may not be metal to some people but this song is heavier than many hard rock songs and it's close to the heavy metal.Especially the the opening riff - zxm

The Contenders

Dissident Aggressor - Judas Priest Dissident Aggressor - Judas Priest Cover Art
Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple Cover Art
Gates of Babylon - Rainbow Gates of Babylon - Rainbow Cover Art
Hell Bent for Leather - Judas Priest Hell Bent for Leather - Judas Priest Cover Art
Burn - Deep Purple Burn - Deep Purple Cover Art
Róisín Dubh (Black Rose): A Rock Legend - Thin Lizzy Róisín Dubh (Black Rose): A Rock Legend - Thin Lizzy Cover Art
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Cover Art

The song that began metal!

Runnin' with the Devil - Van Halen Runnin' with the Devil - Van Halen Cover Art
Overkill - Motörhead Overkill - Motörhead Cover Art
Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin Cover Art
Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

Wikipedia says it's viking metal - zxm

I used to think wikipedia is always right.But now I think they are not always not right - zxm

Again, NOT metal.

@zxm - many parts of the wiki articles on metal are awful. Viking metal is very close to black metal. This is correct: "Viking metal is a style of heavy metal music with origins in black metal and Nordic folk music".
So how is Immigrant Song close to black metal/viking metal? I am not even sure this song is metal. - Metal_Treasure

Bird of Prey - Uriah Heep Bird of Prey - Uriah Heep Cover Art
Into the Void - Black Sabbath Into the Void - Black Sabbath Cover Art
The Ripper - Judas Priest The Ripper - Judas Priest Cover Art
(Don't Fear) the Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult (Don't Fear) the Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult Cover Art
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